Our childcare and preschool programs are open to all families who live or work in the San Francisco Bay Area. Because of their popularity, our programs typically have waitlists. If you are interested in enrolling, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we accept families on a first-come, first-served basis.
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Sign up for a tour
While tours are not required, we strongly recommend them. Please call or email the supervisor of the site you would like your child to attend:
Yerba Buena Gardens Child Development Center
(Infant/Toddler Program, Preschool Program)
Nina Ilejay, Infant/Toddler & Enrollment Manager
Anela Lee, Preschool Manager
Judith Baker Child Development Center
Dianne Alvarado, Preschool Manager
Tours take place one weekday morning a month, and typically last 90 minutes.
2. Submit an application
Please download and print our application form. Then mail your completed application and a check for $75 made out to "South of Market Child Care, Inc." Or, you can drop off your completed application with a check or cash payment in person Monday to Friday between 7 AM and 6 PM.
Our address is:
South of Market Child Care, Inc.
790 Folsom Street,
San Francisco, CA 94107
3. Stay in touch
We’ll contact you as soon as a space becomes available. Meanwhile, please make sure you notify us if your contact information changes. Even though our waitlists may seem long, spaces do open up on a regular basis. Please feel free to contact us from time to time to check in.
If you have more questions about enrollment, please contact the supervisor of the site you’re interested in.